Dates for your Sailing Diary

May and June 2022

The Sailing calendar is well under way and it is great to see so many boats on the water. Here is a reminder of the various organised sailing series, events and open meetings for you in May and June.

For all those new to racing its good to know that we sail whole laps at Shotwick so that slower boats and less confident sailors will always be included as the race officer can use average lap times.

Wednesday Evenings – Twighlight Series.

A great way to break up the working week, join our regular Wednesday evening race, start time 7.00pm.

Sunday Morning – Spring Morning Series

Two back to back races every Sunday morning, start time 10.30 pm. Each race usually lasts 45 – 60 minutes.

Sunday Afternoon – Spring Afternoon Series

One afternoon race starting after lunch, so the start time is dependent on the finish of morning races also allowing time for lunch. The start will probably be between 1 pm and 1.30 pm. Remember the galley is now open on Sundays for tea, coffee and cake. Juniors are also being encouraged to take part in their own Junior race on a Sunday afternoon with a separate start time just after adult fleet.

Border Counties Open Event – Tuesday 17th May, Budworth Sailing Club.

Part of the Border counties open series, organised by our member Dave Thomas (Solo/Enterprise). This is a friendly open meeting for all types of dinghies and abilities. First race 11.00 am, three races in the day. Prizes for first three and first double hander. Entry £5 per boat.

May Regatta – Sunday 29th May

Three races spread throughout the day, two before lunch and one after. Only open to members of Shotwick Sailing Club. First race start time, 10.30 am. It is part of the regatta series.

Lightning and Streaker Open – Saturday 11th June, Shotwick

Open meeting with three races in the day, first race 10.30 am. Entry £10. There will be an update about the galley nearer the day.

Border Counties Open Event – Tuesday 14th June, Chester Sailing Club

This is the third in the series of the popular Border counties series. Your opportunity to sail on the beautiful River Dee. First race 11.00 am, entry £5 per boat.

Shan Stapley